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Julia Waack is currently studying for a PhD at the IDEAS Graduate School at RGU 

Where are you from?
Rostock in Germany.

Why did you choose to study at RGU?
I was offered a double degree from my German university to complete my studies at RGU.

What is the best thing about being an international student at RGU?
Getting to fully experience the lifestyle of a different country. It is also a great way of gaining independence and learning about lots of different cultures.

How would you describe the teaching on your course?
The teaching on my undergraduate course (Forensic and Analytical Science) was great! The relationship between lecturers and students is much more friendly and open compared to what I had previously known. Furthermore, I felt the workload was heavier, but it was a good way of pushing myself to higher standards.

Do you have any feedback on class size or the staff-to-student ratio?
For my course staff-to-student ratio was excellent. Every one of the staff members made sure to make time for students.

What will you miss when you leave?
I am still here and not planning on leaving :)

 

 

Onyedikachi Onumajuru is currently studying MSc Purchasing and Supply Chain Management at RGU

Where are you from?
Owerri in Nigeria 

Why did you choose to study at RGU?
Aside from the fact that it is one of the best universities in the UK and Europe, RGU offers the right combination of course and modules to prepare a contemporary supply chain expert. I also made the choice over other UK universities because of RGU's friendly approach.

How would you describe the teaching on your course?
Fantastically amazing!

Any comments on the content of your course?
I would just say it's impactful, revealing, trendy and amazing.

What are your thoughts on the teaching and learning facilities at RGU?

The teaching as well as the learning facilities are very sound.

What advice would you give to a new international student who plans to come to RGU?
It's among the best choices you can make, especially considering the sound teaching approach and the experience of living in an oil and gas city.

What do you hope to do after your studies? How do you feel your RGU degree will help you achieve your goals?
I will look to take my first steps on my career path. I am hopeful that the degree and experience I have gained at RGU will make me highly marketable!

 

 

Derrick Klutsey is a current MSc Drilling and Well Engineering student at RGU

Where are you from?
Takoradi in Ghana.

Why did you choose to study at RGU?
Having spent some time working in Aberdeen with my company EXPRO, I had the chance to visit the campus on a number of occasions. I was impressed with the facilities and structure of the school in general. Also knowing about their records of graduates getting jobs after school also influenced my decision to come and study here. Aberdeen is generally is a great place to be for someone like me who has been in the oil and gas industry for five years now.

What is the best thing about being an international student at RGU?
First of all learning new things about a new place is great. The learning structure here is quite challenging and I enjoy this challenge as it gets the best out of me.

How would you describe the teaching on your course?
Excellent, challenging and practical. The lecturers and visiting industry experts possess a vast amount of experience. They teach very well to get you to understand and are also very practical about their approach in dealing with the course and future work.

What are your thoughts on the teaching and learning facilities at RGU?
Great! The classrooms and library facilities are excellent. You are able to access everything you need online, hence you are updated all the time and it is easy to keep up with the course.

What is the best thing about living in Aberdeen?
The city. Beautiful place and easy to find you way around.

What will you miss when you leave?
The lighting decorations on Union Street during Christmas. Will really miss that. Gives you a great feel for the season.

What advice would you give to a new international student who plans to come to RGU?
Good decision to come here. Great place, the teaching and support stuff are excellent. The school just gets the best out of you and prepares you for your future career.

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